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Upcoming Backpacking And Camping Gear Reviews

Hey everyone!! With the warmer weather right around the corner, it is time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Stay tuned as we will have some upcoming reviews on backpacking and camping gear. We are not only choosing essential gear you could use to make your outdoor trips enjoyable; we are choosing gear that could become a vital part of your preparedness program.

Gear Review: Mechanix Wear M-Pact Tactical Gloves

We regularly discuss different items which should be in a bug out / go bag. While you cannot carry everything with you; we try to choose items that will be important in time of need. I always try to pack for the area I will most likely be in. Having lived in different regions of the country, you get a feel for what would be a necessity for you during a SHTF situation.

Hiking Gear Review: Leki Khumbu Antishock Trekking Poles

As part of our Beginning Hiking Series for Preppers, we will review gear that we feel is beneficial to our readers who are interested in hiking the trails. The unique part of this series is that I am beginner at recreational hiking as well, so these reviews will be from a fresh (and unbiased) perspective. Now enough blabbing and onto the topic at hand.

Preview: Beginner Hiking Series

The most overlooked and neglected aspect of preparedness is physical fitness. In some cases, there may be a time when you cannot depend on a vehicle to get out of dodge. A prime example would be in the event of an EMP. You can forget about driving your new car or truck. Even though we have had a mild winter; warm weather is right around the corner. So I wanted to do something that would not only had a health benefit, but provide some experience any prepper should have. So we will be hiking.

Preview: New Outdoor Shoes from Magnum Boots

Magnum Hiking Boots
We were able to get a pic that was taken at the SHOT Show of some new shoes that the folks at Magnum Boots are coming out with. As you can see, they look like good candidates for hiking or trail boots/shoes.

H&R Pardner Pump Protector 12 Gauge Shotgun Preview

I am an advocate of home defense. I believe it is one’s God given right to defend their loved ones, and it is human instinct to protect those we love from harm. How we accomplish this, is another story. With so many choices of firearms on the market; it can honestly drive someone nuts trying to figure out what would best fit their needs for home defense. In honesty, it is also a turn-off for some folks and they usually end up choosing a weapon that really does not fit their needs. I have my basic “3-gun” group that I live by;...

5.11 Tactical Vest Review

I used to carry a lot of stuff with me, but as with anything else in life, tastes and styles change. So, I find myself carrying what I believe I will use that day. I do keep a B.O.B. close by, but not a lot of gear on my person. I am a firm believer in preparedness and planning ahead, so I decided to try something different. This leads me to today’s review; the Concealed Carry Tactical Vest by 5.11 Tactical. I felt I needed to expand my horizons and break out of the ordinary, so I decided to give the a vest a try as I have not worn one...